History

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Oct'18

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Hawthorne was a small community in Aiken County, South Carolina.   When the construction of the Savannah River Site nuclear reservation took place  in 1950, Hawthorne and its handful of residents had to be removed.  The climate of the times and the onset of the Cold War meant the end of this community.  As the years passed, Hawthorne and its story were lost.  This documentary combines interviews with two surviving residents, historical documents and photos, and archaeology to draw the viewer into this very tumultuous time.

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Anatasia Panagakos, Board President, and Ryan Baum, Board Secretary, both of Friends of Yolo County Archives.

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topics discussed include:  what is housed in the archives; volunteers and donor contributions to the archive to keep it running; significance of archiving community history; how it contributes to recording current socio-political issues for the future; how to continue upkeep and investment in the archives.

Recorded 08/23/18.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Aug'18

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(1) This is a short documentary about the forging of a Javanese Gamelan gong, highlighting the rhythmic nature of the methods employed by traditional gamelan makers, including the firing, molding and tuning of a new bronze instrument. (2) The famous Bridge of Avignon, the subject if a wonderful children’s song, stops in the middle of the Rhone River. Abandoned centuries ago, it prompts questions. What happened to it? Why is there so little left? Where did it lead to? And what did it look like in all its glory?

Produced in 2018 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Jul'18

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(1) In the eighth century, after centuries of trade contact, the Vikings set sail in their clinker-built ships to many parts of the world. Over a span of 300 years, they carried out raids, trade and migration all over Christian Europe and even more far-flung regions. (2) Native Americans from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation speak out on the Dakota Access Pipeline, the repetition of history and their roles as water-protectors in a struggle for modern sovereignty. This film examines the protests as well as the social consequences of pipeline construction.